Handle and care for operating theatre equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTTHE001, 'Handle and care for operating theatre equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Handle and care for operating theatre equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Select and prepare operating theatre equipment

1.1 Identify equipment and consumables requirements, based on consultation with operating theatre team, review of operating list and surgeon preferences

1.2 Set up, correctly position, and check equipment and consumables in accordance with standard and additional infection control procedures

1.3 Assemble, connect and test components in accordance with specific equipment requirements

1.4 Re-position equipment during theatre procedures, as required by specific procedure

1.5 Accurately document the use of theatre equipment as required

1.6 Withdraw from use and replace equipment if considered not safe for use

2. Support equipment maintenance

2.1 Identify and correctminor equipment problems within scope of own job role

2.2 Refer equipment maintenance to a specialist as required by scope and nature of problem and organisation policy and procedures

2.3 Maintain accurate maintenance log book as required

2.4 Schedule equipment for maintenance based on the needs of the operating theatre

2.5 Maintain communication with relevant operating theatre staff in relation to equipment maintenance

3. Disassemble and store operating theatre equipment

3.1 Follow shut-down procedures in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations

3.2 Assemble and disassemble equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and manual task risk principles

3.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with infection control protocols and organisation policies and procedures

3.4 Clean equipment using cleaning agent suited to the equipment and in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

3.5 Safely store equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and manual task risk principles

4. Contribute to operating theatre operations

4.1 Provide clear and correct instructions on equipment operation to individual members of the theatre team as required

4.2 Review equipment effectiveness from a theatre technician’s perspective and provide feedback to relevant personnel

4.3 Participate as required in team evaluations of equipment being considered for potential purchase and share information from the theatre technician’s perspective